Goal-posts make move

St Helens chairman Eamonn McManus
St Helens chairman Eamonn McManus
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SAINTS may boast one of the finest Rugby League stadiums in the country, but they have taken one piece of essential of equipment with them from Knowsley Road - the set of goal-posts !

Chairman Eamonn McManus said: “Although we have moved to a new stadium, we are a rugby club with nearly 140 years of history and are very mindful of that.

“We have taken our best standards and traditions with us, and there is no better symbol than the Knowsley Road goal-posts.

“They have overseen so many great tries, including skipper Keiron Cuningham’s unforgettable final touchdown in our last game of the 2010 season.”

n TWO of Saints’ first five league fixtures during the 2012 season will be screened live by Sky.

They are the club’s historic first fixture at Langtree Park against Salford City Reds on Friday, February 10, and the home clash with Catalan Dragons on Friday, February 24, when, hopefully, a fully-fit Leon Pryce will make an early return to his old club.

n SALES of Saints’ new home shirt have already exceeded last year’s figures – and numbers are expected to rise further in the build-up to Christmas.

Prices: Toddlers (sizes 0-4) £29.99,children (8-16) £32.99, adults (XS-6XL), and ladies (8-18) £44.99.

Main shirt sponsor Typhoo Tea has been joined by OD’s Designer Clothing on the collar, as well as Knowsley Safari Park and Hunters Land Rover (Chester) on the sleeves.

On the reverse, where fans can either have a player’s name or their own printed on the shirt, are Hattons Solicitors and PSD Vehicle Rental.

n MAJOR winners in week No.6 of the Saints’ Lottery were Mrs Dolan, of Laffak (£1,000), Mrs Hall, of Parr (£200), Mrs Clarke, of Haresfinch, and K Coulbeck, of Nutgrove (£100), and A Bridge, of Parr, and D Spencer, of Rainford (£50).